Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Ideal female figure (gwan)
Late 19th – early 20th century
Bamana people, Mali
Wood, metal
H: 107; W: 33; Diam: 38 cm
Gift of Gaston T. de Havenon, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum
Accession number: B81.0593

Beauty and Sanctity: the Israel Museum at 40. A Series of Exhibitions Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Zalmona, Yigal, 2006

Beyond the Eye of the Beholder: Ideals of Human Beauty in Africa and the Americas, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 01/03/2005 - 17/01/2006

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir